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portrait
By Salvatore Ianniello
posted (6 days ago)
19 votes

Blue-Eyed Beauty
A hammerhead shark off the coast of Bimini, Bahamas
By Tanya Houppermans
posted (3 days ago)
19 votes

water lily leaves
By Beate Seiler
posted (6 days ago)
18 votes

Color-burst. Taken with a very narrow (f45) in murky water
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

Mushroom Coral Pipe Fish
By Marco Fierli
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

Another sperm whale photo...taken under permit
By Peter Allinson
posted (5 days ago)
14 votes

eye of a mantis shrimp, Bali 2014, Sony A7r 28-70mm+ smc, Nauticam, f6,3, 1/160, inon z240x2
By Elmar Laubender
posted (3 days ago)
14 votes

Tiny lovers
By Raoul Caprez
posted (3 days ago)
14 votes

Free diver
By Paul Colley
posted (2 days ago)
14 votes

Thr group of bathfish under the magic jetty
By Massimo Giorgetta
posted (2 days ago)
14 votes
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This category shows entries from last year that our 'trusted' members have put forward to the first round of judging for the annual awards
colourful life
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Red Sea Sudan
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"MARINE CANADIAN FLAG"
supermacro about spanish dancer gills
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date posted posted: Saturday, September 28, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Tiger
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Beautiful tiger shrimp with snoot like lighting. Great shot, shows that lighting is the key to make a shot stand out from the crowd.
62 Votes
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Atlantic Grey Seal and Sun Rays, Lundy Island
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"WAI: THE UNDERWATER QUARTER"
Raja Ampat, Marti model shot
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Beautiful over and under shot. It is so difficult to catch such a perfect shot, well done Isabella!
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Indonesia
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Cockpit of C-47 Dakota plane wreck in Bodrum/Turkey by Alp Baranok
Cockpit of C-47 Dakota plane wreck in Bodrum/Turkey
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39 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Aegean Sea Turkey
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little cutie playing with me... by Claudia Weber-Gebert
little cutie playing with me...
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Great shot Claudia. You've captured this guy almost standing up, I haven't seen many Octopus shots in that pose.
56 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Atlantic (European coastal) Spain
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Texture
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Beautiful texture shot.
61 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, November 18, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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Blenny up close by Tony Cherbas
Blenny up close
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'The elements'
Silversides at Devil's Grotto
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The lights and shade make this shot very special. I love it.
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Inspiration!
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classic CFWA shot Tony - colour in the foreground and a dive in a sunburst behind
37 Votes
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Up from the Underworld
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not a shot we haven't seen before but extremely well executed Tony
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Barracuda school with one Great Barracuda interacting with the school of smaller ones; not sure what this behaviour was.
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Very unique behavior shot with 3 subjects , one of my favorites this month.
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date posted posted: Monday, August 19, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Resigned ... by Lucie Drlikova
Resigned ...
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deceptively simple but well thought out. usually model shots are a tight crop and central placement so this is deliberate composition designed to be uneasy on the eye. look at the subtle red stilettos. note no pool tiles but proper neutral background
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date posted posted: Monday, February 11, 2013
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Czech Republic
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The Wave !
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date posted posted: Sunday, January 6, 2013
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Atlantic South Africa
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"FREE RIDER"
a little jellyfish in Med waters, picture made with Nikon D300S and Nikon 105mm f2.8
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well defined subject against negative space background - usually the photographer would backlight against the sun so well done Isabella for a different treatment
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 3, 2013
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Ligurian Sea Italy
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Hope by Matthew Fischbach
Hope
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50 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific United States
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The last sperm whale of the expedition waving goodbye by Shane Gross
The last sperm whale of the expedition waving goodbye
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Simple yet powerful shot and the type one would like to enlarge and hang on the wall.
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Male Sockeye Salmon taking a breath.
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A freediver entering Devil's Grotto
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Seems that everybody liked this shot. I do as well.
47 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, September 6, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"WALKING ON FIRE"
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Can't say exactly why but I love this shot.
27 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, December 2, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Japanese Sea Plane Wreck, Rock Islands, Palau by Tony Cherbas
Japanese Sea Plane Wreck, Rock Islands, Palau
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Philippine Sea Palau
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"PRIMORDIAL SOUP"
Raja Ampat, a flatworm swims in a primordial marine soup
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Artistic, almost looks like a drawing.. Clearly stands out.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Indonesia
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"WINDOW"
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Very cool composition. Nice shot Oscar!
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date posted posted: Monday, November 25, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
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"Table for Two"
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date posted posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Bismarck Sea Papua New Guinea
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Freediver at Ex-USS Kittiwake by Ellen Cuylaerts
Freediver at Ex-USS Kittiwake
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At first glance, thumbnail size this image doesn't have anything to say. Just another bow wreck shot. But when you zoom it... it tells a story and draws you in. Well done Ellen
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In a gadda da vida
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Lovely background and composition.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Landlocked Seas/Lakes Mexico
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